Dorwart (2581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the NJ Brewpub. Dense good sized head of dark brown bubbles. Head lasts for an eternity. Roasty, chocolaty, little bit of dark fruit in the aroma. Very dark brown in color with a hint of red. Silky smooth flavor. A little bit of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some more ripe dark fruit. Hides its alcohol very well. Rich, roasty finish that warms as it goes down. Some damn good stuff.
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like 6500 mile oil drained from my old Cordoba. Looks similar too. Black with opaque resish at sides of glass. Rich bold chocolate malt with patent bitterness and coffee. 11% lets you know its there and upstages the hops. Head faded quickly and faint laceing. Good with goulash.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 Black pour with sizable tan head. Strong malt aroma with coffee and alcohol in the nose. Roasted dark coffee, chocolate, and a good deal of alcohol in taste - alcohol taste drops it down a few notches. One of those Impy stouts that could surely benefit from some time. Overall, pretty good. Re-rate from Philly location: 2nd try was much smoother and roastier. My understanding is that the guy @ Philly is a better craftsman than the brewmaster at New Hope.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Princeton. Pours black, with a brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavors are roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Body is a little too light.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at P-town. Pours a rick deep black with ruby highlights. Nice thick tan head that lasted the whole way through. Aroma is fruity and estery, balanced with lots of roasted barley hints of coffee, chocolate and a fair amount of star anise-licorice. Thick smooth oily body with nutty, fruity and roasted flavors. Light burnt malt profile with lots of sweet caramel and nice acrid bitterness yet still remains smooth as silk. This is the 8.5% version. I came here seeking out this beer, but was even more surprised by the roggenbock they had just put on.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Princeton. Black with a fairly large, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, light smoke and a bit of nuttiness. Mild roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate and a bit of lactic sourness. Nice full, creamy mouthfeel that was probably partially due to it being on cask.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on cask at princeton. ABV was listed at 8.5 so I am thinking this has to be a different recipe, or the 11 % listed here on RB has to be a mistake. Anyway, pours black as night with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is roasty, nice and chewy body, chocolate, with a hoppy and roasty bitter finish. perfect beer for the cask.
jcwattsrugger (12397) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a rich, lasting light brown head that laces. Black in color. Aroma is malt, chocolate, alcohol, licorice. Taste is malt, coffee, licorice. Full bodied. Nice, not my taste.
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very similar to their Coffee and Cream Stout from what I remember. Almost suspiciously so... Anyway, pours an opaque black with tan thick head, taste is strong and sweet with coffee and chocolate dominating. I thought the palate was balanced nicely, had a good creaminess to it. By far the best at Triumph.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Princeton. Much lighter version apparently. Poured dark brown with an overly foamy tan head. Foam took away from the aroma which had chocolate, espresso, coffee, caramel and smoke. Roasted coffee and chocolate tastes were pleasant and got stronger as it went down. Palate was creamy but a bit watery.